Wednesday, December 24, 2014



I made this....

What do you do when a client comes to you with a crazy request? This man wanted a python scrub jacket. I work in a hospital and have kind of been wanting to break into scrub sewing for the experience. My education/career is healthcare based so this is what I come into contact with on a daily basis. I figure I can use this as my base. But I need some practice. I met this man in the basement of the building and asked him where he got his hat from. If you recall, a few years ago a coworker convinced me into going into business with her. That didn't work out. When she recouped her $5 investment, she quit. It left me with a bunch of surgical caps. Anywho... I saw this man with an unique cap on and asked him where he got it. He said he USED to have someone who custom made things for him. I asked what happened. He said they retired. I informed him that he has a new seamstress and gave him my card. I didn't expect to see him again, but he came to my office and we have been rolling.

I didn't find any dedicated scrub jackets patterns. So for the jacket I used M4261. The hoodie pattern was sufficient. The entire time I worked on this, I cracked up. This fabric is soooooooooooooo loud for the conservative hospital environment. Nurses in this hospital can only wear teal colored scrubs. But his unit allows him to be himself. He wanted a cap too. SMH..... He also wanted his ENTIRE name embroidered on the front. I have an embroidery machine but no experience whatsoever embroidering. So you know what I said when he asked... ABSOLUTELY!

So I learned a new technique... I Embroider!!!!

Pattern: McCalls 4261Misses'/Miss Petite Unlined Jacket, Top, Bra, Pants In 2 Lengths, Skirt and Bag

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope?: Nope

Were the instructions easy to follow?: I suppose they would have been.

How long did it take from start to finish?: From start to finish.... about 6 hours. I had to learn to embroider!

What did you like/dislike about the pattern? Its a hoodie... whats not to like?

Fabric used?: Python polyester! That my male straight,married to a woman, father choose all by himself.

Pattern alterations or design changes made?:
I didn't add the hood. I lengthened it by 6 inches. I didn't make the hoodie pockets, I made regular scrub pockets on the outside and 4 big pockets on the inside. I didn't add the yoke which was just decorative. I was trying to make this as lowkey as possible.

Would you sew it again?: I would.

Would you recommend it to others?: Do it!

Conclusion: It's a cute collection of garments in that pattern bag



Lyndle said...

What an awesome client to have! Great jacket!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could see the whole photo, but from what I can see, it looks good. Well done.

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

If you click on the image the entire outfit will come into view. I don't know why blogger does this to me.